In the past, Josh Harrison has needed to win a spot – even a spot on the bench – during Spring Training. But, after finally nailing down a starting position at third base by finishing second in the National League with a .315 average, Harrison is still competing as if his job is on the line.
Pirates’ third baseman Pedro Alvarez says a lesson from his father during the early stages of his career impacted the way he approaches baseball.
Fans arrive early, as the players limber up. The threat of rain is not enough to keep them away from Pittsburgh’s newest band of heroes.
A little over a week away from Opening Day and Pedro Alvarez is rocking a .143 batting average this spring. It’s the exact same average Alvarez had 15 games into last regular season.
In full disclosure, I like Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez — both as a baseball player and, more important, as a young man.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, as announced by Major League Baseball not long ago.